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ITC is not eligible on expense incurred on CSR Activities
Judgements
CA. Sachin Jindal

ITC is not eligible on expense incurred on CSR Activities

The power conferred under Rule 86A is very drastic. Power under Rule 86A should be invoked only if fraudulent ITC or ineligible ITC has been claimed by the assessee and the authority has recorded the reasons for the same in writing.

The authority is bound to record the reasons of invoking Rule 86A in writing and communicate such reasons to the assessee. On receipt of such reasons, the assessee is entitled to make his submission/objection requesting for lifting.

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Clarification Regarding Extension Of Limitation Under CGST Act
News and Announcements
CA. Sachin Jindal

Clarification Regarding Extension of Limitation Under CGST Act

The GST Policy Wing of the Government of India passed a set of notifications under S.168A of the CGST Act, 2017 whereby the time limits and limitation period of various activities and actions of different authorities on multiple issues were specified and extended to certain dates based on the nature of the activity.

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Clubbing of GST refund claims across two financial years is allowed
GST Refund
CA. Sachin Jindal

Clubbing of GST refund claims across two financial years is allowed

The refund of ITC is a key constituent of Goods and Service Tax (“GST”), and it is a pre-requisite for the department to ensure the smooth operation of the same to avoid any unnecessary increase in the cost of goods/services. However, various issues keep on evolving with the use of the system. The government has issued several GST Circulars to curb these issues. Department has received various representations seeking clarification on some issues related to refund under GST.  We are really pleased to share this with you as our efforts have finally brought the sigh of relief for the taxpayers

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Interest on GST Delayed Payments
Returns
CA. Sachin Jindal

Interest Payable on Gross GST Liability, as Declared in GSTR-3B: CBIC

Taxpayers are liable to Interest Payable on Gross GST liability, as declared in GSTR-3B. Section 50 of the Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 contains interest related provisions.
However, whether interest is payable on the gross amount of GST liability or net amount of GST liability (i.e., after setting off ITC Balance) is still under dispute.

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Last Chance To File TRAN-1 And TRAN-2 | %
Circulars
CA. Kapil Mittal

Could not file TRAN- 1 and TRAN- 2 due to technical glitches, last chance to file till March 2020

For the purpose of proper transition to GST, transfer of ITC lying under pre-GST regime to GST regime was a prerequisite. Taxpayers need to file TRAN-1 and TRAN-2 for this purpose. Initially, government offered a sunset date beyond which taxpayers were not allowed to transfer unutilised ITC. However, due to technical glitches at the  GST portal, many taxpayers failed to file such forms by due date. Hence, the due date got further extension for filing GST TRAN-1 and GST TRAN-2. The new dates to file TRAN-1 and TRAN-2 are 31.03.2020 and 30.04.2020 respectively.  Rule 117(1A) of CGST Act 2017-  “[(1A)

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